Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f

African Relief in Action

ARIA International 1995 Houston TX USA G

African Research on Ageing Network

AFRAN 2005 Oxford UK F

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

ASLM Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology

ASPAE 2009 Nairobi Kenya D

African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

AfSPID 2012 D

African Society for Quality in Healthcare

ASQH Giza Egypt D

African Society for Sexual Medicine

ASSM Wormerveer Netherlands D

African Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

AFSTSS 2000 Johannesburg South Africa D v

African Society of Dermatology and Venerology

ASDV 2014 Lagos Nigeria D

African Society of Organization Gestosis

ASOG 1996 Cairo Egypt E

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

2003 T g

African Union of the Blind

AFUB 1987 Nairobi Kenya D

African Woman and Child Features Service

AWC Nairobi Kenya G

African Young Positives Network

AY+ 2011 J

African Youth Safe Abortion Alliance

AYOSA 2014 Mzuzu Malawi D

African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention

AYICRIP Lagos Nigeria G

Africans Unite against Child Abuse

AFRUCA 2001 London UK G


1970 Washington DC USA F

AfricaWide Movement for Children

AMC 2008 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

Afrihealth Optonet Association

1997 Abuja Nigeria G

Afrique Secours et Assistance

ASA 1998 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Afro Middle East Hernia Society

AMEHS 2009 Geneva Switzerland D v

Afro-European Medical and Research Network

AEMRN Bern Switzerland F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 F f

Aga Khan University

AKU 1983 Karachi Pakistan E

Age International

London UK G

AGE Platform Europe

2001 Brussels Belgium F y

Age UK

1961 London UK G

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

APHEA Brussels Belgium E

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement Concerning a Common Scandinavian Labour Market for Nurses

1968 T g

Agreement Concerning a Common Scandinavian Labour Market for Physicians

1965 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Quarantine of Plants and Their Protection Against Pests and Diseases

1959 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1967 T g

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g

Agreement for Dispensing with Bills of Health

1934 T g

Agreement for Dispensing with Consular Visas on Bills of Health

1934 Washington DC USA T g

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and for the Encouragement of International Trade and Investment

1973 T g

Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Registration of Congenital Abnormalities

1979 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on the Exchange of War Cripples between Member Countries of the Council of Europe with a View to Medical Treatment

1955 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1960 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on Transboundary Cooperation with a View to Preventing or Limiting Harmful Effects for Human Beings, Property or the Environment in the Event of Accidents

1989 T g

Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment Venereal Disease

1924 T g

Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic

1955 T g

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

ANH Academy 2015 G